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The Philippines’ boxing superstar and current lawmaker, Rep. Manny Pacquiao is considered as the no. 1 Congressman who earned the distinction of racking the biggest number of absences during the 15th Congress.

Cong. Manny Pacquiao

Rep. Pacquiao’s absences are equivalent to five session months as the House holds just three session days a week. By contrast only 21 of the 290 total members of the House had perfect attendance.

The sportsman congressman from Sarangani Province tied with Negros Occidental Rep. Julio Ledesma IV, who was also absent for 60 days out of the 168 total sessions based upon the records from the House of Representatives.

Here’s the List of Absentee Representatives:

  • Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Pampanga) – 111 days present
  • Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo (Galing Pinoy) – 112 days present
  • Rep. Carmelo Lazatin (Pampanga) – 115 days present
  • Rep. Ma. Evita Arago (Laguna) – 116 days present
  • Rep. Augusto Syjuco (Iloilo) – 117 days present

Perfect attendance:

  • House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte
  • Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao (Isabela)
  • Rep. Emmeline Aglipay (Diwa Party-list)
  • Rep. Diosdado Arroyo (Camarines Sur)
  • Rep. Jorge Banal (Quezon City)
  • Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (Pangasinan)
  • Rep. Winston Castelo (Quezon City)
  • Rep. Rachel del Mar (Cebu)
  • Rep. Salvio Fortuno (Camarines Sur)
  • Rep. Roilo Golez (Parañaque)
  • Rep. Neptali Gonzales II (Mandaluyong)
  • Bagong Henerasyon Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy
  • Senior Citizens party-list Rep. David Kho
  • Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman
  • An Waray party-list Rep. Florencio Noel
  • Una ang Pamilya party-list Rep. Reena Obillo
  • Agham party-list Rep. Angelo Palmones
  • Antipolo Rep. Roberto Puno
  • Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo
  • Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos
  • Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez




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